Saturday, April 5, 2008
Saturdays and Market Omelettes
I love early Saturday mornings here in Halifax. It's my time to head over to the Halifax Market and beat the crowds. In fact, I'm often there as farmers and artisans are just setting up for the day. Time to chat and find out a bit about their products. It's no wonder I always leave feeling very calm - even on a cold and rainy day like today.
Although it is officially Spring, it's not really evident yet at the market. Except, perhaps at the Riverview Herbs stall. They produce delicate fresh herbs and edible flowers, baby greens.....and they're only about an hour from Halifax so guess where I'll be driving once the weather improves. In the meantime I'm glad I bought a few potted plants - basil, rosemary & thyme to sit on my window sill and bring a little sunshine and a lot of flavor to my kitchen.
Time to head home with visions of breakfast (after all it's only 8 AM and I'm already done). Today, I'm thinking it will be an omelette with some things from the fridge - like baby spinach, cremini mushrooms (Brad from Maritime Mushrooms had some gorgeous shitakes, but I passed them by - silly me, now that I'm home, I'm still thinking about them - oh well, there's always next week - he says the best time to visit his operations near Bridgewater, NS is in August - I can't wait), leeks...and some wonderful things from the market - farm fresh eggs from free range & organically fed chickens and some Garlic & Cayenne Goat Cheese from Ran-Cher Acres (another farm I must visit), some fresh thyme.
Recipe for a perfect South Beach Dietbreakfast (add some wonderful toasty, crispy bread if you don't care)....
Weekend Herb Blogging. This week Kalyn is doing the hosting herself.